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Renewable energies, especially solar, have significant potential in Tunisia. The country boasts annual irradiation rates of approximately 1800 to 2600 KWh per square metre, over 20% more than the most irradiated sites in Europe. Today, around 97% of electricity is still generated through fossil fuels. Renewable energy, most of which is...


Days before Tunisia’s first democratically representative constitution was ratified on January 26 2014, Article 13 was overwhelmingly adopted by the National People’s Assembly 182 votes to 1. The article aims to ensure transparency in the energy sector, particularly for extractive industries. “Natural resources belong to the people of Tunisia...

Chapter | Energy from The Report: Tunisia 2016

Tunisia’s energy balance shifted from surplus to deficit in 2000, and the country has since remained a net importer of energy. With domestic production falling and demand rising, Tunisia is looking to diversify its energy mix through renewables, higher imports and by promoting energy efficiency through a gradual scaling back of subsidies. Overall, attempts to promote efficiency and alternative...

Tunisia has been going through a watershed period in its modern history, with the revolution of 2011 bringing much-needed change and reform. While the country has avoided much of the instability of the wider region, it has nonetheless undergone a spell of turbulence, testing the country’s newly found democratic bonds.

Face à une demande croissante et à un plafonnement de la production nationale, la Tunisie cherche à diversifier sa combinaison énergétique grâce à une coopération plus étroite avec l'Algérie et à l’augmentation de sa production d’énergie renouvelable. 


Un nouvel accord avec la Libye pourrait aider la Tunisie à répondre à la demande à court terme en combustibles fossiles, et relancer le projet de construction de la raffinerie de Skhira, chiffré à 2 milliards de dollars.

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